Akhilesh Yadav claims 'severe' social media abuse, says no action was taken despite complaint

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Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that he was severely abused on social media but police was not taking any action against abusers even after filing a complaint.

Yadav alleged discrimination by the UP Police and said that instant actions were being taken in similar cases with BJP leaders.

“I am getting severely abused on social media, I have filed a complaint also but no action is taken. But in similar cases with BJP leaders instant action is taken and the culprit thrown in jail,” the former CM said in a press conference at Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow.

In the past, several people had been jailed for posting “objectionable” content against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

In March 2017, a 22-year-old man Muslim man was arrested by Greater Noida police for an objectionable post against Yogi.

At least four people were arrested across Uttar Pradesh hours after Yogi sworn-in as Chief Minister of the state in 2017. An FIR was registered against a Bengaluru woman for her Facebook post allegedly portraying the UP CM in “bad light”.

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